GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - A West Michigan man was among the first in the world to try out the latest technology from Google, called Glass.
Google sent Andrew Vanden Heuvel, an online physics teacher from Spring Lake, to Switzerland to see the Large Hadron Collider and share his experience first-hand with some physics students at South Christian High School in Kent County.
Google Glass is basically a smartphone that you wear like pair of glasses; you can use them to send an email or text or live chat.
Pictures and videos are delivered directly into the lens so that you can see it no matter where you are.
Vanden Heuvel said the reaction he gets from people while wearing Glass are mixed.
"Some people don't even notice it, right? But a few times when I've had face-to-face conversations, people are like, ‘What is that on your face?' But some people are like, ‘Oh, is that Google Glass?'" Vanden Heuvel said.
Vanden Heuvel said that it's exciting that he gets to experiment as a Glass Explorer with the technology as it is in its prototype stage.
"This as a technology is going to stick around for sure," he said.
Vanden Heuvel said that one of the pros of Google Glass is that it's completely hands-free. But one drawback, for some, is that it adds one more screen to your life, on top of TVs, smartphones and computers.
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